Salisbury is an attractive and historic cathedral city in the heart of Wiltshire. Salisbury Cathedral seems to rise up out of its landscape of lush water meadows as you approach the city. The elegant spire of Salisbury cathedral, the tallest in England, dominates the skyline for miles around. Historic Salisbury is a warren of medieval streets, full of quaint shops, as well as interesting cafes, restaurants and ancient pubs. The small Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum gives a fascinating insight into the area's history. Salisbury is also the perfect base for a trip to Stonehenge, or the iron-age hill fort at Old Sarum, the original site of the city.
For travel to Salisbury by plane, the nearest major airports are London Heathrow and London Gatwick, both linked to Salisbury by trains via London, or direct on National Express coaches. There are nearer regional airports, such as Southampton and Bristol, which have good public transport links to Salisbury, as well as Bournemouth Airport. Car rental and taxis are available at all airports. Airlines include British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair, and Flybe.
Salisbury Train Station is centrally located and well-served by local buses, as well as taxis. Trains arrive at Salisbury from London, Exeter, Cardiff, Portsmouth, Bristol and Southampton, with services operated by Great Western Railway and South West Trains. Taxis are available at the station.
Travel to Salisbury by bus terminates at Salisbury Bus Station, near Castle Street in the city centre. Local buses are operated by Wilts and Dorset and link Salisbury with towns such as Winchester, while National Express Coaches arrive from London and many other major cities in the United Kingdom.